[HONG KONG] China's central bank is making it clear to yuan bears that short-term declines are no sure thing, especially in the run up to a crucial meeting at the end of this month.

JAPANESE Finance Minister Taro Aso on Thursday urged the Group of 20 major economies to renew their commitment to cooperation in the face of rising protectionism.

WIDE-RANGING reforms are needed to reset the global financial system and make it work amid turbulent times, an international panel of top economists and leaders said on Friday.